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Capcom replaces Inafune

Company appoints new head of development

Capcom has moved swiftly to appoint a replacement for Keiji Inafune, who quit suddenly last week.


Katsuhiko Ichii is Capcom's newly appointed head of development, while Nobuyuki Matsushima is now in charge of R&D at the firm's consumer games division, according to Andriasang.

During an investor meeting earlier today, the Japanese publisher said of Inafune's departure:

"With the harshness of the current market, we felt that there was the need for some fundamental reforms to the development structure.

"During the preparation phase for these structural reforms, Mr. Inafune had desires for where he'd like to progress as a creator, and as a company we accepted this, resulting in the announcement."

Inafune, who was also the mastermind behind the Lost Planet and Dead Rising franchises, suggested last week that he's unlikely to work with Capcom again.

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]